- Nullspace embeddings for outerplanar graphs
- Book title
- A Journey Through Discrete Mathematics
- Book subtitle
- A Tribute to Jiří Matoušek
- Pages (from-to)
- Cham: Springer
- ISBN (electronic)
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI)
We study relations between geometric embeddings of graphs and the spectrum of associated matrices, focusing on outerplanar embeddings of graphs. For a simple connected graph G = (V, E), we define a “good” G-matrix as a V × V matrix with negative entries corresponding to adjacent nodes, zero entries corresponding to distinct nonadjacent nodes, and exactly one negative eigenvalue. We give an algorithmic proof of the fact that if G is a 2-connected graph, then either the nullspace representation defined by any “good” G-matrix with corank 2 is an outerplanar embedding of G, or else there exists a “good” G-matrix with corank 3.
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